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The over-water villas are a unique heaven on earth!

Shangri-La, Villingili Resort and Spa

132 Rooms & Suites

Setting the scene

The over-water villas perch on the edge of this small Atol situated in the vast Indian Ocean, use the timber walkway to get yourself on the island as you explore it's beautiful greenery, top end facilities or even the majestic golf course.


There is an array of villas that act as your own private sanctuary during your peaceful and luxurious stay in paradise, choose from nine styles depending on your group, but be assured that all provide guests with the ultimate experience and are equipped with the best of the best in modern amenities, mod cons and designs.

Don't forget the perfectly manicured forestry that adds to the splendour of the deluxe accommodations and ocean expanse (literally) on the doorstep, with man private infinity pools, personal villa hosts and 24 hour in villa dining - there really is everything you need as an option to make your holiday personal, hassle free and very, very special.


Dr Ali has three distinctive living rooms that provide cuisine from the Indian Ocean, Southern China and the Arabian Gulf. For daytime cafe dining head to Javvu for an informal atmosphere where there is no let up on the quality western dishes put before you. however, be sure to dine anywhere on the resort , whether under the Banyan Tree, on the shores of the ocean or in the comfort of your villa - the culinary team will create unforgettable moments to cherish for life.


The resort can offer a host of tours and excursions for couples or families to enjoy around the Addu Atoll. Take your pick from cycling tours, nature walks to historical day trips. Get to know local culture, the fascinating wildlife and the countries rich and fascinating heritage. 

Villingili golf course will be one of the most interesting, stunning and enjoyable golf courses you will ever play. With a mix of par 3's and par 4's, the course is desgined for the beginner just as much as the seasoned player. Exotic palm trees, turquoise lagoons, endless ocean views and white sandy beaches all contribute to this unique 9 hole challenge.

If golf is not your thing, then fear not, as various water sports are the order of play here. Again, for all levels and abilities you can choose from the following wonderful options: diving and snorkelling, sailing, fishing, kayaking, kite surfing, wind surfing, water skiing and much, much more.  Exciting excursions include night fishing, dolphin cruising and sunset sailing on the resorts luxury yacht. Pre arrange any of this with us or on resort with the helpful concierge team.

Before, after, between or instead of all the wonderful sporting activity on offer head to the Chi Spa. This world of tranquillity sits within its own spa village and offers all of the privacy one could require. The list of treatments is enormous and facilities superb - the thought of going home will not be a welcome one!


Children and families are more than welcome here on resort and there are fantastic provisions in place, just as there are for romantic couples alike. Located in the village is the Cool Zone where toys, facilities and lots of land and beach based activities take place. There are numerous villas that are designed to accommodate families of different sizes also.


The resort is a 70 minute flight from Malé's Velana International Airport and a five minute boat ride from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll. 



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